Lab Alumni - Previous Graduates and Staff Members
Ali Aljaroudi, PhD
Focus of work: Industrial Safety, Virtual Ergonomics
Edward Auyang, MD, MS, FACS
Angus Bagchee, PhD
Focus of work: Design enterprise systems; lead a team of architects; adopt new technologies in cloud computing and machine learning.
Diane M. Busch James, MSN, BSN, JD
Focus of work: Employee and Labor Relations, Talent and Performance Management
Sharon Chiou, PhD
Focus of work: Sharon is responsible for programmatic and scientific administration of assigned extramural research portfolios. She oversees pre-award, award, and post-award activities of NIOSH extramural grants and cooperative agreements related to Musculoskeletal Health and Traumatic Injury prevention.
Cyndy worked as a Senior Research Assistant with over 30 years of experience working with Dr. Amit Bhattacharya and other investigators in various NIH, NIOSH/CDC, and privately funded research studies involving the use of force plates, sensors, accelerometers, and motion capture systems to evaluate postural balance, gait, and bone quality in a variety of populations from children to the elderly, from patients with neurological diseases to workers exposed to various neuro-toxicants.
Kari Dunning, PT, PhD
Cheryl F. Estill, PhD, MS, PE
Focus of work: Cherie is currently conducting a biomonitoring study on exposure to flame retardants in US workplaces including construction, manufacturing, and services. She leads a group that is conducting exposure assessment to PFAS, coal tar volatiles, 2D nanomaterials, and contaminants from firefighting, wildland firefighting, and nail salons.
Laurel Kincl, PhD, CSP
Focus of work: Laurel's research focuses on quantifying, communicating, and controlling occupational and environmental exposures to health and safety hazards with the goal to reduce adverse health outcomes. She is the Principal or co-Investigator on several NIH and CDC funded grants and has completed research in a variety of high risk industries including commercial fishing, construction, logging, and health care.
Travis Larsh, MD
Focus of work: Movement Disorders
Mary Lin, BSc.(Kin), BSc (PT)
Focus of work: Mary is a full-time physical therapist working in community care with focus on orthopedics (post-surgical clients), neurological conditions (i.e., clients with Parkinson's, stroke recovery), and geriatrics (focusing on balance, strengthening, and falls prevention). She also teaches at Centennial College in the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant Program in a lab course with focus on using modalities such as ultrasound, laser, TENS, muscle stimulation, and IFC in a clinical setting.
Ming-Lun (Jack) Lu, PhD
Focus of work: Occupational biomechanics, field-based ergonomic risk assessments and epidemiologic research for the prevention of work-related low back disorders
Ashutosh (Ashu) Mani, PhD
Focus of work: Researching applications of mathematical modeling and computation for statistical learning, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
|Terry Mitchell, CCRP|
Clinical Research Coordinator IV
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Site Coordinator, Autism Speaks, Autism Learning Health Network
McKenzie Nelson, BS
Focus of work: Pediatrics
Tarek Sobeih, MD, MSc, PhD
Focus of work: The Information Sciences Division offers complete data management services tailored to specific study requirements and expectations throughout the course of a clinical research study, including protocol review, case report form (CRF) development, ongoing data management, safety monitoring, regulatory reporting, and data repository sharing. Our expertise extends from initial protocol review to data lock and statistical analysis.
Nancy Talbott, PhD, MS, PT, RMSK
Focus of work: Nancy’s research focuses on the use of ultrasound imaging to quantify scapular and shoulder muscle activity, to validate upper extremity orthopedic assessment tests and to determine the reliability and validity of joint mobilization techniques. She also investigates the use of ultrasound imaging as a biofeedback mechanism to improve the muscle activation patterns in the scapula and to improve the clinical skills of physical therapy students.
Bingshi Wang, PhD, PE
Focus of work: To develop minimal invasive surgical devices.
Nell Wickstrom, MS
Focus of work: Industrial Hygiene
Steve Wurzelbacher, PhD
Focus of work: In his current role, Steve coordinates workers’ compensation claim analyses, exposure assessment research, safety/health intervention effectiveness studies, and health services research with public and private sector partners. Steve has worked for over 19 years in the safety and health field, as both a researcher at NIOSH and as a risk control practitioner for workers’ compensation insurer.